Positive Exposure is an annotated collection of photographs that celebrates the human spirit in stunning photographs of people with genetic differences. Last fall, the people behind this project came into M. Judson for the first time, and we kinda fell in love with each other. We’ve put together a Sit-Down Supper in honor of photographer Rick Guidotti and his vision of change.
Rick was a fifteen-year veteran in the fashion photography business when a chance encounter on a Manhattan street corner shifted his perspective. He saw a striking young woman waiting for a bus and wanted to photograph her. She had white hair and pale skin; it turns out she also had albinism. Further research led him to other subjects, with other differences, and a consuming appreciation for the rich beauty found our genetic diversity, particularly when we see people as people, rather than disorders. The non-profit organization Positive Exposure was born, which in turn gave rise to this book of photos.
Positive Exposure has great ties to the Upstate. Books are printed here in Greenville, several of the subjects are from South Carolina, and Rick’s organization has been getting a lot of attention in the medical community, offering a path to seeing the person as a person first, rather than a diagnosis.
Join us to celebrate this landmark project, and to learn more.
Tickets are $75 for a three-course, Southern-inspired meal made by our friends at The Chocolate Moose, and books will be for sale.
Purchase Tickets HERE.